Occams Razor

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Just remember to check that the screws are tight every so often. Otherwise you can end up with some right cuts:confused: as the blade gap quadruples in size within seconds. Other than that Plate 1 and Kai Titan milds do the trick for me.
 
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When I received the razor I tried it on plate 2 with a feather proguard blade and found it really aggressive sorry "efficient" . I changed the plate to 1 and tried again with better results. The next few shaves went fine until half way through a shave the blade became very rough. I inspected it to find that the plate had come loose. At which point several expletives were used. Fast forward a few weeks and I now use Kai Titan milds and also check the screws on a weekly basis and have regained confidence in the razor. It is good however there are better cheaper alternatives out there. I.e. Razorock Hawk V2 with Kai Titan milds. Just my opinion though.
 
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When I received the razor I tried it on plate 2 with a feather proguard blade and found it really aggressive sorry "efficient" . I changed the plate to 1 and tried again with better results. The next few shaves went fine until half way through a shave the blade became very rough. I inspected it to find that the plate had come loose. At which point several expletives were used. Fast forward a few weeks and I now use Kai Titan milds and also check the screws on a weekly basis and have regained confidence in the razor. It is good however there are better cheaper alternatives out there. I.e. Razorock Hawk V2. Just my opinion though.
Thanks for relating your experience,just goes to show how different we all are.I find Plate 2 great with a Schick Proline, I have quite heavy growth. Will check the screws from now on-Cheers
I like the Hawk too, but think the variable plates offer great choice for different beards.
 
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Thanks for relating your experience,just goes to show how different we all are.I find Plate 2 great with a Schick Proline, I have quite heavy growth. Will check the screws from now on-Cheers
I like the Hawk too, but think the variable plates offer great choice for different beards.
I have been thinking of getting a hawk. How are they?
 
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I have been thinking of getting a hawk. How are they?
I have both the original flatted cap and the revamped rounded aluminium Hawks, and they both shave well. Making the later Hawk's top cap
rounded, rather than flat planes, was, to my mind, a great improvement, and I think that's the only version now offered.

Other than using AC blades, I personally don't think there are too many points of comparison between the Hawk (and other similar AC razors) and the Occam's.

Another point with the Hawk is that it's very well-priced, thus making it a "reasonable gamble" purchase, rather than a "blue-chip speculation". If
it doesn't suit, it hasn't cost the buyer his shirt.
 
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I have both the original flatted cap and the revamped rounded aluminium Hawks, and they both shave well. Making the later Hawk's top cap
rounded, rather than flat planes, was, to my mind, a great improvement, and I think that's the only version now offered.

Other than using AC blades, I personally don't think there are too many points of comparison between the Hawk (and other similar AC razors) and the Occam's.

Another point with the Hawk is that it's very well-priced, thus making it a "reasonable gamble" purchase, rather than a "blue-chip speculation". If
it doesn't suit, it hasn't cost the buyer his shirt.
I have never tried any razor t bar style with ac blades.
 
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